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Cenda lost her child and gained incredible powers as a fire witch, abilities she’d sooner do without. Nonetheless, many individuals, none with Cenda’s feelings in mind, want her powers and will bribe, cheat, threaten and fight to achieve this goal. Cenda never had much confidence. She struggled with the easiest spell during her witch training and thinks of herself as gawky, clumsy and useless, so the idea that a beautiful man would sweep her off her feet seems ludicrous. She can’t deny her attraction to him and the ultimate sensuality of his touch.
Grayson of Concordia, better known as the Duke of Ombra, plans to seduce Cenda as the first step in his scheme to rid himself of an entity he calls Shad. Gray has led a difficult life, and for him, Shad represents the dark and evil of his soul. He believes without him, he can restore himself to the light. The bargain he strikes to rid himself of his shadowy companion involves kidnapping the fire witch. But these two tormented beings, don’t count on their feelings for each other or the ultimate hurt of betrayal.
Rossetti possesses an ability to show us rather than tell us about her characters and their situations: Cenda’s insecurities, naivety and struggles with how and when to use her powers and Gray’s relationship with and feelings for Shad and vice versa. I highly recommend this novel to fans of erotic romance and fantasy alike and can’t wait to get my hands on the next installment.
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